Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs" often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections.
Jane Smiley is famous for her award-winning novels, but she’s also a horse enthusiast — she happens to own 16 horses! Her latest book, is set in the world of thoroughbred racing. She’ll talk about the ins and outs of betting and breeding, and about how she pulled together a story with both humans and horses as characters.
- Jane Smiley author of four works of nonfiction and more than ten novels, including "A Thousand Acres," which won the Pulitzer Prize
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